Wednesday, August 28th 2019

Greenliant ArmourDrive SSDs Reach 250,000+ P/E Cycles with EnduroSLC Technology

Greenliant is now sampling its new high-reliability SATA 6 Gb/s ArmourDrive EX Series products to customers that need ultra robust data retention, ultra high endurance data storage capable of operating under heavy workloads in extreme environments. Designed with Greenliant's EnduroSLC Technology, SATA ArmourDrive EX Series solid state storage modules achieve 50K, 100K and industry-leading 250K+ program-erase (P/E) cycles and provide enhanced data retention. EnduroSLC-enabled SSDs offer high data storage integrity and can withstand wide temperature operations without losing data.

The SATA ArmourDrive EX Series expands the EnduroSLC product family, which also includes SATA 6Gb/s NANDrive and 100-ball/153-ball eMMC NANDrive ball grid array (BGA) solid state drives (SSDs). "SSD and memory card users that need super-high endurance and long-term data retention over a broad temperature range have limited options, since today's NAND flash marketplace is highly focused on consumer applications," said Jim Handy, principal analyst, Objective Analysis. "Greenliant's EnduroSLC products should find a warm reception among these elite users."
The new industrial temperature (-40°C to +85°C) EnduroSLC ArmourDrive products with 1-bit-per-cell (SLC) NAND include:
  • SATA M.2 EX Series (2242: 8 GB-128 GB / 2280: 8 GB-256 GB)
  • mSATA EX Series (8 GB-128 GB)
  • SATA 2.5" EX Series (16 GB-256 GB)
  • CFast EX Series (8 GB-128 GB)
Availability
Greenliant is sampling select ArmourDrive EX Series products with 50K, 100K and 250K endurance, and plans to start volume shipping in 4Q 2019. 3D MLC NAND-based ArmourDrive MX Series products are also expected to ship in volume in 4Q 2019 with sampling in early 4Q 2019.
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10 Comments on Greenliant ArmourDrive SSDs Reach 250,000+ P/E Cycles with EnduroSLC Technology

#1
lexluthermiester
Now this is what I'm talkin' about! SLC and MLC FTW people!
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#2
londiste
Price?
If one must ask, one can't affort it? :D
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#3
dj-electric
That teeny tiny capacity makes it useless for many things that actually need durability. Shame
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#4
lexluthermiester
dj-electric, post: 4106408, member: 87186"
That teeny tiny capacity makes it useless for many things that actually need durability. Shame
Get a pair, use RAID.
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#5
dj-electric
lexluthermiester, post: 4106417, member: 134537"
Get a pair, use RAID.
How many of those will i need for a decent 2TB of storage again?
The answer to that would be one Optane 905p with extreme endurance anyway, btw.
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#6
lexluthermiester
dj-electric, post: 4106427, member: 87186"
How many of those will i need for a decent 2TB of storage again?
If you want 2TB, get a TLC SSD drive or a 7200RPM HDD to use as mass storage. These types of drives are designed to be boot media.
dj-electric, post: 4106427, member: 87186"
The answer to that would be one Optane 905p with extreme endurance anyway, btw.
$500 for 480GB? Pass.
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#7
Xajel
dj-electric, post: 4106408, member: 87186"
That teeny tiny capacity makes it useless for many things that actually need durability. Shame
These are meant for small OS or databases...

Good enough for NAS OS, even Raspberry Pi or a Plex server. Thought the later is better with a RAM disk.
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#8
randomUser
Xajel, post: 4106461, member: 51625"
These are meant for small OS or databases...

Good enough for NAS OS, even Raspberry Pi or a Plex server. Thought the later is better with a RAM disk.
No, its not good for any of these.

The 8GB SSd will most likely cost few times more than your whole NAS/Pi.
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#9
Ferrum Master
Xajel, post: 4106461, member: 51625"
These are meant for small OS or databases...

Good enough for NAS OS, even Raspberry Pi or a Plex server. Thought the later is better with a RAM disk.
Still under 32GB capacities are useless as you can pick up Optane MEMPEK1W032GAXT for 60$. It will out live these ones...
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#10
R-T-B
Ferrum Master, post: 4106507, member: 90058"
Still under 32GB capacities are useless as you can pick up Optane MEMPEK1W032GAXT for 60$. It will out live these ones...
Maybe. What are the thermal ratings for Optane? That seems to be the headline/application here.
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